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in washington over a move that the president hasn't even made yet. as you may have heard he's reportedly considering nominating susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state and already the republicans are on the offensive. they need to come out strong, because they're in the senate minority next term 55-45. the dems need 60 vote to overcome republican fill buster, so they need five republicans to join them if they want to confirm rice. republicans stall worth john mccain and lindsey mccain have come out strongly against her citing the benghazi attacks and her remarks. today, moderate republican susan collins indicated that she might feel similarly. collins and republican senator bob corker had a 75 minute meeting with rice and afterward they still don't sound convinced. >> i still have many questions that remain unanswered. >> there's a handful of people that the president surrounds himself with that all of us hold to a very different level, and the secretary of state no doubt is one of those. we want someone of independence. >> well, president obama and secretary clinton
does he even have to bargain? is there any -- you know feeling in washington right now that d listen, hey, the president won. he won a plurality of [ technical difficulties ] >> three dozen say republicans, and that would be a deal weighted -- >> the grand bargain was on the table. the president was apparently willing to do it earlier this year. [ technical difficulties ] >> and now it's -- now he has -- [ technical difficulties ] >> enough tax revenue, then i think he's willing, willing to deal. i suspect he is going to do something that his base isn't going to ben tirely happy with. but that's [ technical difficulties ] >> over the qualifying aids for social security or qualifications for medicaid or anything like that. i think it is probably going to be in the waste department abuse category. and not any kind of sweeping reform. [ technical difficulties ] >> let's be clear. the rule change being proposed not s not an affront to me or the republican party. it's an affront to the american [ technical difficulties ] >> so he doesn't have to be on board. but look,
feeling in washington right now that hey the president won he won a plurality of the electoral votes, by 4% in the popular vote, maybe don't touch medicaid these sacred cows as they're called. >> he campaigned oh on a balanced approach, and a balanced approach includes entitlement reduction. i think you've got some progressives who understand that if the medicare, medicaid isn't reigned in somehow that it will eat you the rest of the budget and there won't be any money left for the things that progressives want. i think he's got some bargaining power on the left, as well as on the right and to get 218 votes in the house he needs to get 30-35 republican votes and then the democrats can pay us the rest of it, if it's a deal that much to the democratic's liking that he only needs to shave off you know, three dozen republicans. that would be a deal weighted toward the democrats. will the republicans then totally resist? you know, nobody's ever gone broke underestimating republican obstructionism. >> that's for sure. is a listen to you though, as i listen to you the grand bargain was on the tab
his guard among a group of fundraisers haven't we seen this movie before? with much of washington still in the throws of general disarray, the president holds his first post election press conference. as to this mandate business. >> obama: i got one mandate. i got a mandate to help middle class families, and families that are working hard. that's my mandate. >> jennifer: and tax cuts to the rich? >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it. >> jennifer: susan rice has been under assault as of late. >> obama: when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> jennifer: alrighty then. things under control here. we'll just get on back to our regularly scheduled programming. previously on "capitalcapitol affair"." >> obama: general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he serveed this country with distinction in iraq afghanistan, and head of c.i.a. people are innocent until proven guilty. >> jennifer: that's president obama speaking
up in the morning without your cup of coffee. >> jennifer: exactly. there was a recent "washington post" editorial who said that the president keeps his cool when the right insults him, but he gets really angry when the right accuses him of playing politics with say national security. do you agree? >> i would argue that one of the things that makes him a great leader but not a good politician is he isn't very petty. particularly earlier he wouldn't respond when he was losing political points to his opponents because he didn't think it was worthy of responding to right? and that cost him down the road and you can see when it comes to someone attacking someone he thinks is qualified to run our country, he gets really angry. same in the debates when he was accused of playing politics with human lives, you saw in his face that that was genuine anger. >> jennifer: so he is attacked from the right and the left, of course comedian bill maher called on president obama to stand up for progressive policies. take a listen. >> but it is now the job of progressives to hold
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